Monday, November 19, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day, Nov. 19, 2012: F18 Carrier Landing

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is F18 Carrier Landing.

F18 Carrier Landing is priced at $1.99 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Word Stack is described as follows:
Mobile Aircraft Carrier Landing Simulator.

Landing on a flight deck is one of the most difficult things a navy pilot will ever do. The flight deck only has about 500 feet (about 150 meters) of runway space for landing planes, which isn't nearly enough for the heavy, high-speed jets F/A-18 Hornet. Like a Top-Gun pilot enjoy afterburner, tonneau, loop.

You will be the pilot of F/A-18 Hornet, F-14 Tomcat and C-2A Greyhound aircraft flying in virtual environments with a stunning graphic. You will have the possibility to see again your performances with 30 seconds REPLAY function with the possibility of changing the point of view switching between several cameras and immediately share personal screenshots on Facebook and Twitter!

And when you will reach your best score let share it in the GameCenter. For a worldwide challenge!

Happy landing!
F18 Carrier Landing is rated at 4.3 stars in Google Play, and has 3.8 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

That Play Store rating comes with more than 2,000 ratings, overall. We'd "buy" this app while it is free.

There is also a version of the app in the iOS App Store. There, the app is $1.99. It has 4 stars overall and 4 stars for the current version.

We continue to be disappointed with the FAOTD program. It began promisingly enough, with Angry Birds Rio, but we've gotten tired of the endless games or niche apps, and especially apps which have no uptake in Google Play, and seem to be FAOTD as a desperation move by the developer.

We'd like to see free versions of say, Office-compatible software or useful utilities such as CalenGoo instead of niche apps or endless games (we just assume every day that it's going to be a game; it's gotten that bad).

Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.



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